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Introducing Yugoslavian Made Airplane SOKO J-22 Eagle.
Posted by Mladja[SRB] on Jun 6th, 2013
The Soko J-22 Orao (Eagle) is a twin-engined, subsonic, close support, ground-attack and tactical reconnaissance aircraft, with secondary capability as a low level interceptor. It was designed as a single-seat main attack version or as a combat capable two-seat version for advanced flying and weapon training. It was developed as a joint Yugoslav-Romanian project in the 1970s for the air forces of both nations, SOKO building it in Yugoslavia, and Avioane Craiove as the IAR93 Vultur in Romania.
Role: Strike Fighter
Designer: VTI - Yugoslavia, INCAS - Romania
First flight: November 1974
Primary users: Serbian Air Force, Yugoslav AIr Force
Variants: IAR93 Vultur
Crew: one or two,pilot
Length: 13.02 m (42 ft 8½ in)
Wingspan: 9.30 m (30 ft 6¼ in)
Height: 4.52 m (14 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 26.00 m² (279.9 ft²)
Empty weight: 5,550 kg (12,125 lb)
Max.TakeOff Weight: 11,080 kg (24,427 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Orao/Turbomecanica-built Rolls Royce Viper Mk 633-41 turbojet
Dry thrust: 17.79 kN (4,000 lbf) each
Thrust with afterburner: 22.24 kN (5,000 lbf) each
Maximum speed: 1,130 km/h (610 knots, 702 mph) at sea level
Stall speed: 185 km/h (100 knots, 115 mph)
Combat Radius: 522 km (282 nmi, 324 mi) (four BL755 Cluster Bombs and one 1,500 L drop tank)
Ferry range: 1,320 km ()
Service ceiling: 15,000 m (49,210 ft)
Rate of climb: 89 m/s (17,520 ft/min)
Guns: 2 × 23mm GSh 21 cannons
Hardpoints: Five (four underwing and one centreline) with a capacity of 500 kg (1,100 lb) (wing pylons), 800 kg (1,770 lb) (centreline pylons) - total capacity 2,800 kg (6,200 lb)
Missiles: Molniya R60, AGM65 Maverick TV guided AGM or Grom-1 Radio-guided AGM (based on Soviet Kh23).
Bombs: MK series bombs, BL755 Cluster Bombs, Matra Durandal anti-runaway bombs,and laser guided bombs.